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mread

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NAME

mread - mtools utility to perform a low level read (copy) of a DOS file to UNIX  

SYNOPSIS

mread [-tnm] msdosfile unixfile

mread [-tnm] msdosfile [msdosfiles...] unixdirectory


 

OPTIONS

Preserves the file modification time. Specifies that a warning is not issued when an existing file is specified as the target file. If this option is not specified, the mread command verifies whether or not to overwrite an existing file. Specifies a text file transfer. Line terminators are converted to the appropriate format.
 

DESCRIPTION

The mread command copies the specified DOS file to the named UNIX file, or copies multiple DOS files to the named UNIX directory.

DOS subdirectory names that contain the '/' or '\' separator are supported. If you use the '\' separator or wildcards, you must enclose file names in quotes to protect them from the shell.

The mcd command can be used to establish the device and the current working directory (relative to DOS), otherwise the default is A:\.
 

RESTRICTIONS

Unlike DOS convention, the destination directory may not be omitted.
 

EXIT STATUS

The following exit values are returned: Success. Failure.
 

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

The following environment variables affect the execution of mread: If set, this variable names the file that contains the name of the current mtools working directory as established by the mcd command. If this variable is not set, the file $HOME/.mcwd is used.
 

FILES

Contains the name of the current mtools working directory as established by the mcd command. If this file does not exist, the default mtools working directory is A:\. Executable file
 

SEE ALSO

Commands: mcd(1), mcopy(1), mtools(1), mtype(1), mwrite(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
RESTRICTIONS
EXIT STATUS
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
FILES
SEE ALSO

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